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Could it possibly mean mum? I overheard my crush mentioning 'the missus' to his friends and I'm desperate for it not to be a girlfriend :/ I'm pathetic I know
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pretty sure it means his girl

or it can be both if you like incest
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Definitely means girlfriend
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I always associated it with wife...
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who the **** would refer to his mother as ''the missus''? Outside of Alabama I mean.
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Girlfriend/fiancée/wife.

Not mum.
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Could it possibly mean mum? I overheard my crush mentioning 'the missus' to his friends and I'm desperate for it not to be a girlfriend :/ I'm pathetic I know
It's what a certain class and age of bloke use to refer to their wife. Often heard in conjunction with 'her indoors'.
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Yeh he’s probably referring to his mum or sister
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Hahaha
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It's what a certain class and age of bloke use to refer to their wife. Often heard in conjunction with 'her indoors'.
The same blokes also refer to their missus as their bird. Don't forget about that.
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100% girlfriend/wife/partner, I'm afraid.
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The same blokes also refer to their missus as their bird. Don't forget about that.
Yep, good point. 'She Who Must Be Obeyed'.
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Yep, good point. 'She Who Must Be Obeyed'.
I don't mind bird or missus personally tho :moon:
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Yeh he’s probably referring to his mum or sister
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I don't mind bird or missus personally tho :moon:
'Bird' - that's unusual. It usually earns a slap. I think 'bird' has to be said in an obviously non-misogynistic and supportive way. The room for coming across as a sexist pig is too high otherwise.

I've used 'bird' before. I"ve also used 'woman', but that's even higher risk.
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Probably girlfriend or wife, not mother.
But I do know a few guys who use the missus to describe favourite pets.
Horse, cow and french bulldog.
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'Bird' - that's unusual. It usually earns a slap. I think 'bird' has to be said in an obviously non-misogynistic and supportive way. The room for coming across as a sexist pig is too high otherwise.

I've used 'bird' before. I"ve also used 'woman', but that's even higher risk.
I think it's just because me and my brothers have always jokingly referred to women as birds. Woman doesn't particularly offend me either. I quite like that too. :laugh:
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(Original post by Precious Illusions)
The same blokes also refer to their missus as their bird. Don't forget about that.
(Original post by Reality Check)
It's what a certain class and age of bloke use to refer to their wife. Often heard in conjunction with 'her indoors'.
LOL haha that class being my dad! I mean...auld fella..hehe. When I was a kid I called them the big'uns.

"nah I can't, the biguns upstairs like"

I do bloody love England x
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LOL haha that class being my dad! I mean...auld fella..hehe. When I was a kid I called them the big'uns.

I do bloody love England x
:laugh: Couldn't agree more!
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LOL TSR never fails to amaze me. Yes, he's taken.
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